Scows at the Royal Victoria, now that's something new I hear you say!
Well not exactly, apparently the club used to sail Scows in the 50s and 60s against the Island Sailing Club and Bembridge Sailing Club. In those days the boats were towed to and fro with club launches depending where racing was to take place.
We now have an ever-growing fleet within the club and a healthy waiting list for secondhand boats. We meet on Thursdays for some lighthearted racing around marks or a dash or two up the creek and back, all dependent on the weather. We also meet on Saturdays just to sail. It is our intention to go further afield, stop for refreshments and then sail back, who knows where we might end up.
For longer excursions we will have a RIB in an attendance as backup.
For members who have toyed with the idea of buying a Scow and are worried about getting their boat in and out of the water by themselves, don't worry, we all help each other.
Our oldest participant is 80 plus and still going strong. If you're eight or 80 you can sail a Scow. So the message is clear - if you want a little more fun out of life why not join us?
Click the link to read the report of our first spring series race https://www.rvyc.org.uk/club-race-reports-1/scow-spring-1-1
Last updated 20:20 on 11 January 2020